Full Name
Michael Waslin
Job Title
Associate Director, Environmental Sustainability Center of Excellence
Merck Sharp & Dohme
Speaker Bio
Michael Waslin has nearly 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has been focused on environmental sustainability practices since 2013. Prior to his career in sustainability, he supported manufacturing operations, capital projects, environmental, health & safety compliance. He earned a master’s degree in Water Resource Management and Environmental Engineering from Villanova University and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University.
Michael is a founding member of Merck’s Environmental Sustainability Center of Excellence (CoE). Since the CoE’s inception, he has led initiatives to drive the corporate environmental sustainability strategy and goals, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, increase use of renewable energy, sustainable packaging, reducing supply chain impacts, and setting water and waste targets. Through Michael’s contributions, Merck’s 100% renewable energy goal was recently moved forward 15 years to align with the company’s commitment to be carbon neutral in its own operations by 2025. To achieve the renewable energy goal, Merck has now engaged in 4 large scale virtual power purchase agreements that were realized through the partnership he helped forge with the company’s energy, procurement, and finance organizations. He has also been working with sites and operating units throughout the company to help create a low carbon transition pathway. As an ambassador for the company’s sustainability program, Michael enjoys educating internal and external stakeholders on how to integrate environmental sustainability to improve business performance.
Michael Waslin